Far Sector #1

Writer: N.K. Jemisin Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 40
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.
But that's all about to ch more

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 13, 2019

    Far Sector #1 feels like a standard Green Lantern story in many ways but the quality of the writing and art makes it stand out. This was an unexpected debut partially due to the imprint. When I expected quirky, I got something that's far from it and runs circles around some of its spandex sister series. It's a hell of a debut and one that should be on everyone's pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 16, 2019

    Phenomenal start to what could be a really great police procedural Green Lantern tale. Interesting main character, creative alien world and a great mystery so far. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Nov 13, 2019

    Far Sector #1 is just a flat-out great comic. Jemisin, Campbell, and Bennett deliver a Green Lantern story that any reader can dive into, regardless of how familiar you are with the far-reaching lore of the Corps. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Nov 13, 2019

    DC Comics' history is filled with cosmic tales of the Green Lanterns, but few if any have ever presented quite as compelling a concoction as Far Sector. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 13, 2019

    A stunning, near-perfect debut, Far Sector (2019-) #1 is a must-read for science fiction fans and comic book readers who are looking to get lost in an immersive world, unlike any other they've ever visited in their literary travels. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 13, 2019

    I was hoping to like Far Sector. Instead I loved it. This is the kind of title Id like to see more of from DC in 2020 as it reflects its creative team in a way that really should be appealing to an underserved audience in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Nov 13, 2019

    Far Sector is rich, engrossing world-building at its finest. Exciting for both fans new and old, it's a book with a lovely hook and a storm of big ideas at its heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2019

    Jamal Campbell's art is beautiful. Everything from the characters to the brilliantly detailed backgrounds is fantastic. The characters are expressive and Campbell is brilliant in his use of light and color. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Nov 21, 2019

    Far Sector is finally here, and boy does it not disappoint. N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell have created an awesome new character and an awesome new world to introduce her to. The Green Lantern mythos and cosmic corner of the DC Universe have just been expanded and the results are stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geek'd Out - Aaron Roberts Nov 13, 2019

    Dont get me wrong, Far Sector definitely fits in with the family of the Young Animal line, but its got a different vibe, a calmer interaction and a confidence in itself that makes you notice it. Eleven more issues of this? Sign me up. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Nov 14, 2019

    Far Sector #1 is a meticulously crafted comic book that is full of personality, a strong sense of intrigue and mystery, with gorgeous art and design. Potential readers shouldn't let the Green Lantern aspect scare them off, this stands on its own. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 19, 2019

    Far Sector #1(Jemisin, Campbell, Bennett) is off to a promising start. Gorgeously detailed in both word and text, when this new Green Lantern eventually takes flight, it will be a sight to behold. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 13, 2019

    Fast-paced and enticing, Far Sector #1 kicks off DC's newest Green Lantern epic in style. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Nov 13, 2019

    Look, I love this shit man. Aint any other way to say it. This is how a Green Lantern book should freaking look. The way N.K. Jemisin presents these aliens' names, customs, and cultures (that we've seen so far) is how you make characters stick out. Jamal Campbell's visuals on the world building, scenery, and each character's outfit. I'm ecstatic that this is the Green Lantern we get to rock with in 2019. This is how a space adventure should be. This is that otherworldy shit we been wanting. No more white men taking up space in space, yo. Black women coming for the cosmos, and I'm here for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 26, 2019

    The design of Mullein works well, and she's obviously got a good head on her shoulders (and perhaps a few secrets of her own?). For a comic without the words Green Lantern in its title, this is the most promising Green Lantern story I've read in quite some time (and the art by Jamal Campbell ain't too shabby either). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Nov 20, 2019

    Far Sector #1 is a compelling first issue and the debut of an excellent comic for Jemison. One wonders right now if it might have been better served being wholly separated from the DC Universe and the mythology of the Green Lantern Corps, but hopefully, future issues will make that clear. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Nov 14, 2019

    After reading through #1 several times, there was a lingering awareness that boundaries had shifted, extraterrestrial horizons expanded. It wasn't unlike the first couple Sandman tales. Those shared elements from House of Mystery but was accompanied by a sense the field of horror, fantasy, and mystery comics had suddenly evolved. Far Sector leaves you with a similar glow, in emerald, regarding the status quo of science fiction comics and cosmic heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 13, 2019

    It's definitely a Young Animal book at its core, and it's a fascinating kick-off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 13, 2019

    Far Sector #1 so far gives us one of our most unique spins to the legacy of the Green Lanterns. Sometimes it all really comes down to how you introduce these heroes. Jo isn't your average Green Lantern, this isn't your average murder investigation, and it seems that even Jo being here has some mystery to it for us to unravel. After this debut issue, I anticipate the kind of story this creative team will be able to tell that other Lantern teams could not in the main publication. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Nov 13, 2019

    Green Lantern Jo Mullein’s story has begun, and it's taking her to a brave new world of brilliant alien sights. The players have been introduced, the secrets are coming to light, and the case is underway. While this introductory issue deals a lot with establishing the new environment, it does it with great depth and paints a beautiful picture (with thanks to out of this world art). Now that the interstellar action is ready, Far Sector appears to be about to blast off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Nov 13, 2019

    While the story spits and sputters through the first issue; I'm unsure if it will find it's rhythm as it progresses. The artwork will capture a lot of fan attention and it might be enough to boost sales, but in the long run I'm going to have to wait and see if this maxiseries can deliver the goods. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 17, 2019

    N.K. Jemison and Jamal Campbell get off to a good start in Far Sector #1. Lead character Lantern Mullein paves the way for the reader through this strange world as she investigates her first murder. The final twist on the last page is enough to bring the reader back, even though Mullein's character, alien races and the city of Platform Ever Forward are more compelling. There's solid world building and character work right from the start! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Nov 13, 2019

    With Far Sector #1,I feel we are being given our first steps into something exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing something unique come from this. Not just from the setting but from the protagonist as well. The thought of a fairly inexperienced Lantern on their own promises something a bit different from a group that often feels very one-note. If the creative team can keep the quality up, this book could be a must-read going into the new year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Nov 14, 2019

    "Far Sector" #1 is a strong introduction to a new, fascinating corner of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - Eric Cahill Nov 13, 2019

    Overall I enjoyed it and want more of this density and this world in particular. I just wasnt in love with the way it was executed here. I am however a huge champion of the concept and am eager to read the series as it goes. For all the clutter, its easy to see how the characters can break out and the creators have the right head about how to approach this material. This seems like a case where its tricky to judge a series issue by issue. Im excited to see more. In a lot of ways, this is Green Lantern as it was meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 13, 2019

    Despite a couple minor structural issues, "Far Sector #1" is a beautiful and intriguing introduction to a new character and a mysterious crime plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 19, 2019

    Far Sector #1 is a great start to what could potentially be one of DC Comics next big characters. N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell combined to create a character in Lantern Mullein and world in City Enduring that grab the reader's attention from the moment the issue begins. If you are a fan of the DC Universe's cosmic corner I recommend checking out Far Sector #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 13, 2019

    A nice-looking and interesting comic that feelsa little bloated with exposition. GreenLantern fans should definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 16, 2019

    I’m so incredibly over writers who say that someone doesn’t experience emotion and then just show them clearly having emotional reactions? Just don’t say that they have no emotions. They clearly have emotions. Loved the art. Tired of human Green Lanterns. Don’t care about the murders.

  • 3.0
    KFuqua Nov 14, 2019

    Not impressed in any way with this one. I won't be picking up any future issues.

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  • 10
    KittyNone Nov 13, 2019

    Jemisin's worldbuilding and characters are as perfect here as in her novels, and she makes it feel like a proper Green Lantern story while raising a number of interesting questions about the way that it isn't. But the real star here is Jamal Campbell, who seems to have been set free by Jemisin's big sci-fi imagination in ways that he wasn't on Naomi, all the rigidity from his work there is gone in favor of stunning flights of imagination. Just a fantastic start on every level!

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Nov 17, 2019

    I guess technically it's a Green Lantern Title but other than using the symbol and having a ring it's a very boring Sci-fi book. For a first issue I'm not hooked and the story falls flat. The political pandering on page 14 regarding the last presidential election was unnecessary as well. Really there is nothing good in this book, story sucked and the art is garbage.

  • 10
    Inknight033 Nov 14, 2019

    A definite pick. Amazing read!!!

  • 10
    ComicRelief Nov 14, 2019

    Fantastic start! Amazing writing from Jemisin and absolutely beautiful art from Campbell. Going to be a big series. Pick this up asap, you will not be disappointed.

  • 10
    X-Fan Nov 15, 2019

    A very solid read with phenomenal art. I really enjoyed this as a first issue, as it establishes character and setting in an efficient and entertaining manner. The world building that goes into this series is astonishing, as it is truly a unique sci-fi take on the GL franchise. I absolutely want to learn more about Jo, and her use of the lantern ring is practical and interesting.
    The real strength of this book is the art, however. Campbell absolutely kills it in every way. His character work has always been strong, but his city/urban design is nothing short of breathtaking. His panel layout, pacing, and overall design is nothing short of breathtaking. I honestly have not been this enthralled by a single artists' work for ma more

  • 10
    ComicAL Nov 15, 2019

    Great start to the series with art from Campbell at the top of his game. Issue #1 sold me on the rest of the issues. "Jo" is smart and fierce. Watch out! I predict big things for her.

  • 10
    gustave154 Nov 16, 2019

    Wow they got one of the best authors ever work on a comic book. Good stuff right here

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Nov 12, 2019

    No reviews for this read. Ha! Ridiculous!! Awesome read! I’m in!!!

  • 9.0

    This was a surprise. I love whenever there is a new GL to follow and having one so isolated on their own in the middle of the farthest sector is a cool idea. I expected to not like Jo, but I was pleasantly surprised. She isn't obnoxiously full of herself, but almost cynical about her alien and inhuman surroundings.

    The art is fantastic and the colour options are very unique. For a Green Lantern book... it sure has a lot of teal.

  • 9.0
    BronzeAgeHuman Jan 22, 2020

    An engaging murder mystery, combined with the kind of thought-experiment world building I’d expect from a full length sci-if novel, somehow made to fit into a comic book. The art is pretty solid, the setting appropriately alien, and the characters intriguing. While Green Lantern fans may want more, I was glad to find that the story doesn’t depend on the Lantern mythos to carry it. Similarly, I found the detective story pacing and noir-esque running monologue somewhat refreshing, but the style may turn off readers looking for superhero one liners and space dudes who punch each other for 22 pages. There aren’t a lot of DC books that I follow these days, but I’ll be following this one.

  • 8.0
    FASHI Nov 14, 2019

    It's neat. It's an issue mostly here to catch you up on the world and central thrust of the plot. It's most successful when it's the likable main character giving it through her perspective and feels the most lore-dumpy the one time where that falls away.

  • 8.0
    allenquanobi Nov 14, 2019

    ill give credit to DC when it's due. Original concept, original character, handled well, and separate from the DC universe. Good start. I guess Jo might be the 5G green lantern that they're gonna try to push, and this might be the first character that I'm on board for that. The art is great, the story is interesting, the dialogue is good, keep going DC. stop with all the DC universe changing events, make it more grounded and relatable please.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Nov 17, 2019

    "I'm guessing you're confused"

    This was pretty good.

    Solid writing, interesting story and great looking art.

    A promising start.

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Nov 13, 2019

    A good but not stellar start, buoyed by some heady if familiar SF ideas and some amazing art. For a first effort, Jemisin does a good job, but I think she needs to step back from the narration a bit more.

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Nov 16, 2019

    This was very mediocre. I liked the main character at least. I just despise all the sci-fi in this Green Lantern book. (Yes, I know, dear.)

  • 5.5
    Gizmo Jul 11, 2020

    There's potential here, an interesting world to explore but the dialogue and caption are too dense, stifling, and confusing to actually bring the reader into the story. And there are certainly shows of emotion despite communicating that no one is supposed to have emotions. Are their emotions just supposed to be suppressed but still present? Because that was not what was communicated.

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